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the education that's provided at creative arts. when he think about the type of education we want to give all the students who they are and how to be creative and find their voice. that's clearly happening at creative arts. i had an opportunity to visit creative arts so i would echo those questions and those commits around really figuring out how creative arts can serve the community. this school offers so much to the community. in addition to going to the festivals really work with the organizations and making them a partner and having them accompany but we're happy to visit but it's important to invite in the community around i particularly the western edition fillmore and have it be a part of it. you'll see people voting with their feet. two other things i wanted to bring up. one is i know we had what i called in the budget committee a spirited conversation around facility issues mr. davis is smiling. i want to thank the creative arts committee for working with the sfd staff. i know you're planning to grow and as that happens there will be questions. i want to make sure we have the commitm
of the board of education and everyone both present and at home. good evening. tonight i'd like to start off by celebrating the winners of the first impact and innovation waurtsdz the q t e a waks was passed and supports those wards and this was designed as a collaborative effort. the impact awards specifically aimed to recognize the strategies that impacts student achievement in our schools including the english electrons are awe aligned are with our qualities. etch winner shared awareness to help build student staff and more importantly community. 29 applications for innovation wards from over 40 schools in our district. we had 70 applications and once they were scored and the points tallied and the names revealed ultimately the top 10 applications were selected. this evening i'd like to congratulate you all and closing the achievement gap for our students. those strategies and practices will be shared across the district. that will take place in the next few months and will be an opportunity to learn the strategies and a practices. ladies and gentlemen, often is the case we look 80 to out
over education and how it is affecting all students next. we all have our little tricks. mom swaps one of my snacks for a yoplait. i don't mind, i mean it's orange crème. and when mom said bobby was too edgy... 'sup girl. i just swapped him out for tyler. 'sup girl. mom never questioned bobby again. two can play at this game. [ female announcer ] swap one snack a week for a yoplait. and everybody wins. yoplait. it is so good. >>> now an investigation into spending your tax dollars, parents taking to the courtroom to get help for kids in the classroom. found some of the bay area's most vulnerable students not getting the basic education they deserve. it is an issue affecting all students in public schools. >> i went to the school begging for help. >> and the school district fought us tremendously. >> it is an overwhelming process. >> reporter: for parents of students with disabilities getting public education their children are promised can be contentious. about one in ten students receive special education. >> can you put it on the first tape? >> reporter: almost 700,000 kids each yea
with the new budget cuts. of course, my university is being privatized. all of the higher education is being privatized. all through the uc system. how do you run a modern state with tax cuts? we resort to desperate, back last november, we were asked to vote to make four indian casinos in san diego county pony up money. i thought this was a joke. they voted to do it. now, the governor proposes to borrow against future revenues. how did they deal with these social problems when the economic problems were far worse than what we can imagine today? this is from larry halprin's. and it has these quotes from roosevelt on the wall. he said in one of his talks to the people, "the test is not whether we have more, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little". it's a different philosophy than that which we have become used to. what i am going to show you is a lost civilization. it's a strange place. and yet, it becomes oddly familiar after a while because we built it and use it every day without knowing it. it has been buried. the living new deal project is like an archaeological dig
on to item l. may i hear a motion and a second please on the appointment to the career technical education advisory committee. thank you. do we have a recommendation that you would like to read us this evening >> yes. i'm sharon and i and i'm the supervisor for city college of san francisco. we would like to request that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district appoint the following individuals. for the advisory committee: (calling names) those would be in addition to members that were approved on september 24th and in the background it states september 24th is the approval date but it should say november 12th today >> thank you i'm going to pause here i don't ask for the advisory committee appointments on the last action. are there any appointments by the board members. yes mr. logan. >> i'd like to proudlyly nominate michael from the academic arts and science and a girl from the high school. i can't wait until they see all the wonderful things like reaching out to the community. they've had 5 of them. they take the information and put out a great recommendat
've heard. you group in india. i gave a shout out and my family really believes in education and the empowerment through education. there is a certain resistlessness and get out of your comfort zone and explore other things. that's how i got here. the path is not easy it's taken 12 years to get a green card. it limits ones opportunity. first, it will take a long time before the h1 process will allow you to move before jobs and you can't start a business. it took me 9 months to start a business. i was so restless to start something so you take capable individuals who are smart and driven and you can't limit them. the comprehensive immigration reform everybody in this room agrees we have to pass high school immigration. but having being on the spotlight you can't really traffic or switch between companies and now imagine the population that's route rights and i think it is morally not acceptable. and the children thought they had a country but apparently the country doesn't want them. >> alexander your story. >> hello. i'm originally from columbia and i was back in columbus. i
immigration reform because we need the education in the u.s. and by the way, those reforms is going to have a - the why then the how. i'm helping march for innovation. it's an online movement that is making it easy to help people to do action. you go on facebook and wherever it's time to take action you can send a tweet to your congress men and women and try to convince your friends to do the same. you sign up and you'll get instructions from the e-mail. i honestly don't know people in north american. i promise - back in the day when the law - by the way, who remembers what soap is. many websites replaced the website with some kind of black and white frame. we feel we really have a model of activity we should - i'm going to tell everybody that 1, 2, and 3 to support the immigration reform. we're going to have access or the chances of services like voices 1, 2, and 3 is going to be much lower. i want to see the business owners follow suit. by the way, my wife and daughter are here and my daughter has the march t-shirt >> thank you for the practical steps and again, we have folks that are tw
example would be say for sex education shown to be more important for things like unwanted pregnancies or preventing stds. similarly the use of save injection sites it is for the prevention of blood diseases being triumphed. how is this relevant to the admit life community. this is a nonprofit that was founded in 1998 by the members of the night life community. we focus on harm production and the night life scene. we see a big issue with hearing production and hearing loss people are being exposed to high levels of sound more than once a week so we'll go to event and have a booth fair and have things like pass out earplugs and what you can do it prevent this going forward >> we also see a big problem with unsafe sex in the night life community because people lack knowledge or means for that. and to that end we provide condoms and we lost see lots of issues about over heating and we try to provide free water at venues where waters is not given out. and we found things like information for heatstroke for daytime festivities people don't know they've over heating. we see a huge go issue
vulnerable students are not getting the education they deserve. it's an issue affecting all students in public schools. >> the school district fought tremendously. it's an overwhelming and taxing process. >> reporter: for parents with students of disabilities, getting the public education their children are promised can be contentious. >> can you put it on the first pit? >> that's almost 700,000 kids each year. three were robin hansen's, including her son's jared, diagnosed with autism in fifth grade. >> i used to write letters about my children, you know, hey, this is going on. can you help me? and no one would answer me. >> reporter: despite the diagnosis, they refused to provide him with a class that works with autistic kids. instead, they placed him with children diagnosed with emotion flail disturbed. the district took hansen to court in a dpis put she eventually won. >> so many school districts ignore the law or don't take it seriously. >> schools versus students, a scene played out in courtrooms nationwide. according to the state, since 2010 more than 10,000 families have gone
for san franciscans. he makes a city like san francisco to celebrate diversity in education and health care and in the environment for future generation. mayor ed lee began his career as a civil rights attorney he later served as a director of the human rights commission fighting for people then as director of the public works and later as city administrator now as mayor of san francisco he continues to fight by implementing services that help our most vulnerable community. i'd like to welcome to the stage the houshlg may have san francisco mayor ed lee. (clapping.) >> thank you very much. good evening, everybody and welcome to the people's palace. well, this is tonight i'm excited to be here it's an honor to be here to celebrate the ninth american heritage indian month no san francisco celebration of the awards. i wanted to thank not that all of you are here but for k q e d for the sponsoring of local heros. this is important because your city is all about diversity and i want to make sure that everybody can live here and be here and have good jobs and education and if they go out to
years is a direct result of economic insecurity now. it has led, for spm, to education cuts that have harmed children in low-income school districts. reversing those decisions can still have an enormous impact." but under president obama, america's spending more money on education than any other nation in the world. also, taxes have been going up. and we have record debt. but the left wants more spending and even higher taxes. simply put, the big government spending machine has not helped the economy very much. but again, liberal theory trumps results. >> the idea that so many children are born into poverty in the wealthiest nation on earth is heartbreaking enough, but the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own? that should offend all of us. >> well, it certainly offends me. if children are not getting a good education or do not have proper health care, i'm offended. but you cannot bankrupt the entire nation on some ideological quest for income equality. in a capit
in the evolution of education? our camps and programs like it the wave of the future? >> it is part of the future. the biggest key as that this country has a fascination with higher education, which is great. at the same time, we seem to be hypnotized with the idea or the myth that college and higher education are the same thing. i think we should scale back that idea. college is part of higher education. but there are other things we can do to get people educated and into the workplace that doesn't depend on a four year degree. i think part of this is a mental shift, shifting away from college being the solution to that being part of the solution of a much wider range of educational opportunities that people have. we are not trained to recognize those. >> do you think this country is doing a disservice to potential employees and potential members of the workforce i not making that distinction between college and higher education? >> absolutely. i don't think it is poorly intentioned. i think it has been decades that we got of college of higher education. but if you look at germany, where the une
of flexibility to address certain problems. how do we make sure the student gets the cost of education? how do we address time demands? i believe that is one of the areas that has changed the most, the extent to which athletes are tied up in athletic preparation. we need to make sure students are not exploited. how do we address that? how do we address lifetime educational benefits? if we do get the right political restructuring that would allow us to address it, if we do not do that, that is on us. i was sorry to see nfl europe go away. everybody can bring a lawsuit, that is the american way. the courts decide what they decide. while you are in the system, you ought to know what the rules are when you come in. we have work to do in that area. i like for 18- and 19-year-old young people to have a choice. we ought to do we can to make it the best educational and athletic experience that we can. the agents oftentimes view these kids as future clients. maybe they can provide the support to train them. that is what a lot of them want. if they want to be in college, that is terrific. >> what is the bi
with us. their partisan group that focuses on education. it's refresh to see the budgetary concerns for our poor children. what i want to say i sat in and watched our staff present to all. you were amazing. i want to tell other board members our staff is awesome. awesome. i sat there and added a few nuisances from my prospective but kudos to our staff and thursday they met with the superintendant and their license plate team and friday they met where our parents leaders. that was pretty great they went back to sacramento and added to their information. i want to thank the staff for impressing me for no end. they visited school sites as well. wellingburg the kidnap bay and a gateway high school and a rosa parks so thank you for those communities host those. okay. at this time we're going to recess this meeting and go into the closed session. recessed. >> all right. i'm resuming the board meeting of envelope 12, 2013 i want it to be december. and i'm going to report the closed session actions. is somebody preparing the closed sessions. that's why i have a computer here that the this
and in 1985, i transformed my thee sis into a proposal doing the sports and education. so, in addition to my education, reform, development, proposals, i also teach high school for the last 13 years in the san francisco public high schools and i provided everyone the warriors and the city with my proposal to include a high school, college career classroom inside of this arena, and as you can continue to contemplate and assess, the evolutionary process of this project, in order to provide the highest and best use of these, i respectfully ask that all parties involved consider, the potential positive and long term implications in order to create business and economic education, and career development programs and benefits for the entire san francisco bay area. citizens and tourists alike. and fish to providing our san francisco unified school district students and teachers, schools, with real world education, and career pathway knowledge, the skills and experience, and opportunities for the year round access to this interior classroom facility and this pier 30-32 project can also serve the you
is important but education and advocacy is a critical part of it as well. next speaker and if there is anyone else that would like to speak, anyone that has been called or anyone else come forward now. we're going to close public comment in a moment. >>i am jazz [inaudible] and a a lot year resident of san francisco and i would like to echo the statements of the last speaker. i feel so much is going to be window dressing. i know i have spoken to you in the past. if you want the improvements you need to get absolutely radical on this. the whole stop sign thing is a disaster with cycling. you are encouraging cyclists to break the law every time or in a position of breaking the law. if you know about cycling the energy you need to use when you get going. it makes the journey stilted. it takes longer. if you want to have a smooth flow of cyclistses than reorder the junctions or at least provide corridors and what we have at portland and seattle and minneapolis we have the space in terms of wide avenues and boulevards and also we have the other advantage is that relatively small area. 7 mi
for potentially addictive substances? did just say no work? does education work for substances of abuse? the answer is no. question two -- can we afford to wait when health care will be bankrupted to chronic metabolic disease? we have got 13 years, people, and we have to do something now. not wait for more research. we have the research. we have what we need. policy what do we do? there is called targeted prevention. that is treat the patient, right? treat the obese person. except for one thing. we've just learned that there are more nonobese people who are sick. it is targeted to the individual. the benefit to risk ratio is high. the weaknesses is the medicalization of prevention, which is hard. behavior medication, which is impossible. cost feasibility and limited success across the board. but it is not targeted. it is public health prevention we need. what are the strengths there? it is radical. it is going to work because we will make it work. it's powerful, because everyone is onboard. environmental modification, fix the environment, not fixed behavior. that is what our data show a
on muni and people aren't paying attention to their surrounds. we want to educate the people who use the technology to be a little bit more assertive and careful about their surrounds. we've launched a be careful campaign eyes up and keep fiscally on our own ridership to help us to get to zero crime on muni. i know that sounds like impossible but we need to have a goal in order to challenge everyone to pay attention when you've got your eyes up and your phones down earring to be be engaging in our surroundings and we're going to have this done. you're going to see multiple cultural senile and the inspectors will be reminding folks. you'll have officers talking to people hey can you get your eyes up and your phones down. that will help with this movement. we think we can get to zero crime on our muni railways by directing the engagement of our ridership and working with the officers and all the muni folks around us and working with the general public when they have an increased ridership during the holidays. this is my way of saying sfmta and the entire board and everyone on our camer
of the application cycle beyond congratulation. she presents workshops and conference begin about educational access and native identity and the political, legal, social, cultural and a higher education let's role the video. >> when i first meet a student their unusual in high school then i meet theory parents and brothers and sisters you can't leave anyone out. and in some cases they don't have you can anybody to support them i might be they're only support. we looked out for each other's children. i feel in a sense i'm looking at, you know, for other people's constrain in college. but i feel like they've evenly trusted me with their child and they're going to be okay. and save and have someone to go to interest, you know, our grandparents paid in advance to be here. they had to go through what they had to go through so we could get here today, we shouldn't have to pay anymore and help us to teach our young people not trying to take it away. they need people to help them or they get lost in the multiple cultural, you know, mix of people. you know, i'm really honored and blessed to be given this op
space and educate staff from the prospective. of native people and a recognition and celebration that november is native heritage month you'll see special programs in school honoring our community. thank you. >> good evening superintendents and commissioner. i'm gloria i'm a parent and have two children. that are sitting over here. i'm going to be actively talking about for a parent that couldn't be here. for ruth. please let the board know how much we need the title vii in the education program. now more than ever the oversights that the title vii program wouldn't be a successful without the support innovation and accountability. we as parents wouldn't feel look the goals ever our children would be possible. we'll only be statistics and lost. thank you for your consideration and thank you for your total devocation. your replacement has big shoes to fill i'm sad to see you go i and the baby have the flu so, please send our words. sincerely. so that's on behalf of ms. mchenry. thank you. so time i'm gloria and i'm talking i'm a parent of the district of the former coordinator prog
and having that urban experience and public education as a forefravnt front is a crucial thing that's one of the competency i served on the education program and the understanding of our history is important and san francisco is at the forefront. whatever we see here will be passed into south dakota. thank you for keeping up the fight and representing our community and keeping our traditions alive. we have to do this in on the reservation and it's about our future for our kids. half of our population is under 8. we want to make sure we take care of the future generation. i have another friend here he's doing a native film and we're going to try to showcase that sometime soon. but i'm alleviating to la in the morning to help jessie produce his film it's about coming from an urban area and the producer james can is in the corner. i want to say thank you for holding strong and yeah, just if i can do it there's a lot of people that can step up and go for city office. thank you and it's a real honor and not a lot of people knew my dad so thank you, everyone. (clapping.) >> thank you. let's vi
the nonprofit in general you're going to have the lowest age workers in the city and childcare over education is on the bottom of the nonprofit sector so it's easily to understand why people in it sector can't afford to live in inform. without objection the waiver will be waived. accepted >> and the motion. >> and i'd like to make a motion we move her name with positive recommendations. >> without objection the motion is passed. >> item 3 is to consider poinlt one member term ending to the public utilities bond oversight committee. >> i believe are you present? yes, please approach and make pa comment if you like >> good afternoon. i'm honor to be considered phenomenon the revenue bond oversight committee for the public comment commission. i have approximately 10 years in financial services including running my own business. more recently i've worked as an air quality consultant with the impact statements and reports. i'm also an certified energy and currently development and manage their implementation >> okay. and what's your interest in this? >> really community service we've rais
. they will pour resources into helping to improve the education of every child growing up in their native land. mandela greatly valued education. he once said education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. >> education was just very, very important to my grandfather. education is one of his things that he's so passionate about. every single one our family was educated. because he said when you're educated nobody else can take it away from you. >> for their support, for their love, for their dedication towards my father and the family. to thank them for their prayers and comfort during this difficult time. >> our thanks to the mandela family for sharing their father with the world. in the words of else in mandela, for to be free is not nearly to cast off ones chains but to live in a way that enhances the freedom of others. his daughter says he achieved that through the practice of peace and reconciliation. >> thank you, kelly. there are some new concerns over so-called energy drinks. accord to a brand-new study, those beverages can pose a serious risk to your heart
that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care, or a community that views her future as their own? that should offend all of us. and it should compel us to acts. we are a better country -- to action. we are a better country than this. so let me repeat: the combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life and what we stand for around the globe. >> president went on to say that a so-called deficit of opportunity, interesting phrasing there, is much more important than the fiscal deficit, the yearly fiscal deficit in this country which he points out is actually shrchging in his administration john. >> point out, this issue about the young people are disappointed with president and congress. >> part of the obama coalition that got him elected twice is young people, so-called millennials. folks at harvard has a unit that polled these folks. 18 to 25, bad news for the president, festival his approval rating down to 41%. that is a reflection of the population at large but down 11% since just thi
need to look at things like education. europe in establishing its system it has now implemented education at every school level to help people learn from a early age the rules of safe bicycling and the process of doing that. we need something and spend more money with the school district. it won't be funded out of the school district or the superintendent office. i think we need to integrate our education system. law enforcement -- i have sat through meetings and i know you have and enforcement needs help. they're not going to fund themselves for the things that need to be done and the grand juries and everything else and the board needs to include this in the strategic plan of what you're doing in that area. we also need to do a lot more in advocacy and evangelicism as far as it goes and i will make one final comment. students are thinking about their future life in terms of driving or their transportation decisions. if we can cover in education the last three years we can get them out of the situation where they may make the mistake of getting a car, depending on a car,
. this year with our support, the community art and educational program of the arts commission created a new strategy in the bayview to enhance investments in arts and support local artist and art organizations. so we are pleased with the 2013 bayview art grant program and i would like to turn it over to judy, the director of communication arts and educational program at the arts commission to share the process and results of the grant. >> good afternoon, let me just interject for one moment. if there is no objection from my colleagues, we will call for public comment two times during this line item. the first public comment will take place after this presentation. we ask that you speak on this item and this item only. i will call for public comment again at the end of the general managers report. is that okay? >> okay. >> thank you for allowing me to address this commission. i'm going to provide a broad overview of how to program was established. this is a pilot program that in following the best practices of the san francisco art making grants program, we wanted to support the arts that we
had fallen in love with. >> reporter: 20 years later, r.a.f.t. is an educational juggernaut. 100,000 cubic feet of stuff a year has been transformed into educational material. the finished projects and some raw materials are made available to 8,000 teacher members serving more than 600,000 students in the south bay and peninsula. r.a.f.t. is as big as mary thought it would be because she knew all along it would be stuff that students would love. >> it feeds your soul when you see that response. >> reporter: after 20 years at the helm, mary is stepping down this spring. she's looking to be reborn a bit herself. an interesting question for mary. if you had all the money in the world, wouldn't it be great because you wouldn't go out business? she said no, what this does inspiring imagination, creativity in individual teachers is something we would always need. you can never really budget for that. >> teachable projects that you learn something from. >> all the money in the world, they would still be doing what they're doing giving teachers inspiration for math and science projects.
and increase awareness of drug education in general among the populace. we released a mobile app that's essentially like a phone version of love our information. we're trying to increase the information on the substances. because of - due to the prohibition of common drugs theirs on a arms race to create new drugs like meth doctrine and meth lone were made legal by congress last year but there's an influx of new drugs like a b e and etc., so trying to stay on top of new drugs and to really educate people that we know nothing about those drugs for the most part and, you know, they might have a psych actually effects as a result of mixing them with other drugs >> commissioner joseph. >> just one other question you mentioned in your presentation smoking. we the entertainment commission there's no smoking allowed inside of public buildings and very often night clubs have smoking sections and now w you have to be a certain amount of feet away from 9 doors of establishment. how do we reduce smoking or how do businesses deal with the infiltration of smoke coming into the building >> decre
those consumers need. the public authority has given me with counselor and they've educated me in ways i would have never thought i'd be able to >> is there any one particular area where the cuts have happened that concern you most. >> the hours i've seen a lot of my consumers lose. it can make a difference of someone coming in and making a hot meal for them or helping them get a shower or be able to go and get them food. if you take away the hours i mean some can't get out if they can they are vulnerable and i see them a lot on the street they're out there 0 with no assistance they can't get on the buzz and their challenged. my heart goes out i can't help them all >> one last question what's our cross street. >> my what. >> 23rd and a okay. well future. any public comment on this item?. you have two minutes >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm patrick from the public authority my executive director wanted me to apologize for citywide i statewide meeting. as a liaison i want to express my support for both candidates and thank you for hearing us. before i ask for my colleagues opini
. this morning, i was with state smart moscone and talking about the preschool education and the quality of it so we can get to the kids early. i know it's not loss on us when we have child adverse family life if they're not reading well by third grade and if they don't graduate from college their customers for the da. thankfully preschool enrollment in san francisco is 84 percent and hopefully getting an early investment in those kids will save us in the public safety realm because it costs over $50,000 a year to house someone in jail. we're trying to get it going in the right direction. we did a lot of thanksgiving things my arm hurts from kaifrgz we did the salvation army and we are that out on thanksgiving morning for the elderly more turkey carving and serving meals that were not around and two folks came back into retirement and normally chief fong was there we hope she had a good thanksgiving somewhere else. this weekend i think the bad kid thing was a great thing we didn't plan to get that big but we're are not only to keep the folks save. to that end we'll do something with make a wish a
. sorry. we provided nutritional educational opportunity & at the farmers market and through the nonprofits. we supported the effort to shut down the plant. i appreciate the hard work of the community resident in mcthis a reality. we supported several energy efficiency and energy projects we funded over one hundred solar installations in the bayview area. we supported green jobs along with the garden jobs we fund we supported some capital improvements for example, 11 years ago we funded the bayview community advocates and for solar training and their training of the now house it was a model house that have the parked next to at&t baseball park and when it was done, it was put on a barge and is at alice griffith used as a community center. so when i come here for meetings i i know that bayview residents help build that center. we have the ecosystem it's been complete and recently received certificati certification. thank you (clapping) we've shg hard to reduce the toxic containment. we have a bio fuse in the neighborhood and currently we're moving into the world of pests and t
to the 15th during computer science education week. >> the idea is to get a one-hour basic introduction to the field that is sort of behind this veil of mystery, this veil that separates the average person from the mark zuckerburg. >> reporter: to help educators introduce the topic to students, has compiled a range of lessons. mark zuckerburg may not draw them in, but angry birds might. >> each level you progress through the game you're learning a little bit more how computer science works. >> reporter: westboro middle school in south san francisco is one of 10,000 schools across the globe planning to participate. >> gets them really to understand how to go about doing certain tasks and understanding the benefits of technology. >> reporter: hour of code is backed by dozens of tech companies and luminaries like twitter co-founder jack dorsey and bill gates. >> i wrote a program that played ticktacktoe. >> reporter: file sharing service dropbox is donating storage for the event. ceo drew howston hopes students get as hooked on coding as he did. >> my dad showed me how to write my
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